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Nepal's ?Buddha boy? reappears briefly

The "meditating" Nepalese boy, believed by many in Nepal to be the reincarnation of Lord Buddha, reappeared briefly in Kathmandu.

india Updated: Mar 20, 2006 18:51 IST

The "meditating" Nepalese boy, believed by many in Nepal to be the reincarnation of Lord Buddha, reappeared briefly in Kathmandu after remaining missing for over a week, only to disappear again in a forest, his followers claimed on Monday.

Ram Bahadur Momjon, 16, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances on March 11 after meditating for 10 months under a tree without food and water, was seen at 8 am on Sunday, about three km south-east of his meditation spot at Nijgadh in Nepal Bara district, claimed Bed Bahadur Lama, chairman of Om Namobuddha Committee that looks after the area.

After talking to people for about half an hour the "Buddha boy" disappeared again saying that he would return only after six years, he said.

"We had reached there looking for the boy and we found him standing beneath a tree dressed in yellow". When the seven- member team reached the area and spotted the boy, he asked the monks to perform prayers at the meditation spot.

"I left the spot because there is no peace here," the boy said and asked them to tell his parents not to worry about him, according to Lama.

The local committee members have claimed that they have screened his video during his brief reappearance.

However, a local development officer of the district Harihar Dahal has dismissed the claim by Lama. "There is no truth in the reappearance of the boy," he said.

The teenager had grabbed headlines in national and international media last year and thousands of devotees had thronged his meditation site.